By Deirdre Tynan • 18 August 2021 • 13:49
If a British veteran or their family is struggling as a result of the recent events in Afghanistan, there is support available for those who live abroad.
The UK “is justifiably proud of its Armed Forces, and the brave men and women who step up to serve their nation, often at great personal sacrifice. All those who served in Afghanistan over the past 20 years should be proud of their professionalism and what they helped achieve,” the government said on August 18.
But if any veteran is struggling as a result of the recent events in Afghanistan, there is support available even if they are not living in the UK.
British veterans in Spain can contact the Veterans’ Gateway helpline on 0808 802 1212, or visit the website for advice and signposting to further support, including for families and the bereaved.
Veterans’ Gateway also recommend their 24-hour live chat for those seeking immediate assistance or want to reduce the cost of getting in touch.
“We make it quick and easy by being your first point of contact for whatever support you need, whether you are based in the UK or abroad. Many of our team are veterans themselves so they understand the issues that people face after leaving the Armed Forces. They work with people on a one-to-one basis, connecting them with the right support as soon as possible,” the website states.
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Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla. She moved to Spain in 2018 and is based in Jaen.
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